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How hard is it to have two majors or multiple minors?

Asked Rohnert Park, California

I'm someone with vast interests from acting to journalism to government to human rights, but wants to major in marketing.
#psychology #theater #marketing #majors #minors #business #government

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Ria’s Answer

Updated Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Hey Carolina! Marketing would make a great minor for any of your major interests. Many students do hold a major and minor. I was a double major in college and while that was academically challenging, I do not regret it at all. Having two majors allowed me to dive deeper into my interests which was rewarding in and of itself. I would highly suggesting making a course plan (take some time in the summer before college) and map out all the requirements for both your major(s) and/or minor(s) along with any liberal core requirements your school may have. While this may seem daunting, it definitely helps you during course registration and for staying on track for a timely graduation. Planning is the key! :)

Ria recommends the following next steps:

  • Check out your school's course requirements for the majors and minors you are interested in and your school's core requirements. Talk to your first-year adviser when you get to school as they can help in the planning process as well.

Kelly Michelle’s Answer

Updated Dallas, Texas

Hi there! I had two majors and a focus which is similar to a minor however a few classes less.

If your degrees that you wish to pursue are under the same college at your university your classes may overlap so it will reduce your coursework in some cases.

It can be a challenge because your classes will be varied and your schedule may be a bit hectic compared to a single degree plan. As a future career person you will stand out as you will be able to multi task and handle a wider variety of projects compared to your peers.

Multiple degrees and minors are only a good option if you can handle the workload , remember the material and score well.

If you are able to stay organized, manage your time, and learn the material it is a great option and uses every dollar towards your schooling!

I hope this helps!

Kelly Michelle recommends the following next steps:

  • Talk to the university you plan to attend and get sample degree plans
  • shadow careers and find mentors with the jobs you may want to see if it is something you wish to pursue

Jessica’s Answer

Hi Carolina,

Are you taking any dual enrollment courses in high school? I found by getting some of the general credit requirements out of the way in high school, it helped take the course load pressure off a bit in college. That way you could have a minor without overloading yourself. Like Kelly said, it's only if you can handle the workload.